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New Baayork Lee Production of FLOWER DRUM SONG 
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Post New Baayork Lee Production of FLOWER DRUM SONG
Playbill has news of a new production of the revised version of Flower Drum Song with Baayork Lee at the helm:

Adam Hetrick wrote:
The 2010 staging is being billed as "the first full musical production presented by and about Asian Americans in the Midwest, where far fewer cultural resources and less support are available to Asian American artists and the representation of Asian Americans in mainstream cultural programming is even scarcer." ... The film version had an all-Asian cast, but the Broadway original starred Larry Blyden, a white actor playing an Asian, in a principal role.... Playwright Hwang had always been a fan of the show but "felt the book was bound up in historical sensitivities that did not do justice to the musical's incredible score," according to notes. He developed a new libretto that "modernized the presentation of Asian Americans and made revolutionary and appropriate changes in handling the delicate racial themes of the show."

There is a website up here.

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